• Military experts say that by outsourcing to the Pentagon decisions on troop levels, the president has abdicated his duty to defend deployments.
• One of the president’s lawyers said on Sunday that Mr. Trump was not under investigation by the special counsel looking into Russian meddling in the election. Mr. Trump tweeted on Friday that he was.
• We examined the troubled life of James Hodgkinson, who shot Representative Steve Scalise and three others in Alexandria, Va., last week.
• Read about how the other side thinks: perspectives from across the political spectrum on the past week in Washington.
• Spying on Mexico’s critics.
Human rights lawyers, journalists and anti-corruption activists have been targeted by spyware sold to the Mexican government on the condition that it be used only to investigate criminals and extremists.
• Two Cosbys.
• “The Daily,” your audio news report.
In today’s show, we discuss the secrecy surrounding the Senate health bill.
• Subprime auto loans haunt millions of Americans, often long after their cars have been repossessed.
• Slowing aircraft sales are likely to be a major topic at the International Paris Air Show. That’s one of the week’s headlines to watch.
• YouTube is trying to curb extremist videos on its platform.
• Use search engines less. Your brain will thank you.
• Recipe of the day: For a meatless meal, try the portobello patty melt.
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Over the weekend
• The U.S. Navy released the names of seven sailors killed when the destroyer Fitzgerald was hit by a container ship off Japan.
• A wildfire in central Portugal killed more than 60 people, including many trapped in cars.
• The Minnesota police officer who fatally shot Philando Castile, a black motorist, during a traffic stop was acquitted of all charges on Friday. Mr. Castile’s girlfriend, who was in the passenger seat, had live-streamed the aftermath of the shooting.
• Megyn Kelly repeatedly challenged Alex Jones, the conspiracy theorist and right-wing personality, during a much-hyped NBC interview.
• Diana Taurasi of the Phoenix Mercury broke the W.N.B.A. career scoring record, with 7,494 points.
• Brooks Koepka won the U.S. Open, his first major title.
• “Cars 3” earned $53.5 million and took the top spot at the North American box office.
• New York pride.
In today’s 360 video, visit Jacob Riis Park and other locations that have played an important role for lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender New Yorkers.
• A sheriff’s war.
Our reporter has spent years following the case of a woman’s mysterious death in St. Augustine, Fla.
The sheriff called it a suicide. When a state investigator raised questions, he himself became investigated.
• In memoriam.
Helmut Kohl reunified Germany after 45 years of Cold War antagonism, earning plaudits from Moscow and Washington for his handling of the fall of the Berlin Wall. He was 87.
John Avildsen, an Oscar-winning director, told stories of down-and-out characters finding triumph, including “Rocky” and “The Karate Kid.” He was 81.
• Quotation of the day.
“The president doesn’t have the time or interest to make these decisions, so they want to leave the decision making to Mattis.”
— Richard Kohn, a military historian at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, referring to President Trump’s decision to give authority over troop deployments to the Pentagon.
Yesterday was Father’s Day in many countries. While we may think of it as a commercialized holiday, its roots stretch to the Middle Ages.
Its modern beginnings date from 1910. Sonora Smart Dodd of Spokane, Wash., is thought to have hosted the first Father’s Day celebration to honor her father, a Civil War veteran who raised six children after their mother died.
In France, Father’s Day was introduced in 1950 by a cigarette lighter company as part of efforts to lift sales during the summer. Germany celebrates on Ascension Day, 39 days after Easter Sunday, and men traditionally hike together while pulling a small wagon filled with wine or beer. In Thailand, it is typically observed on Dec. 5, the birthday of a former king.
In the U.S., the third Sunday in June has been officially reserved for dads since 1972, when President Richard Nixon, who had two daughters, requested it in a proclamation.
“In fatherhood we know the elemental magic and joy of humanity,” Nixon wrote. “It is a rich patrimony, one for which adequate thanks can hardly be offered in a lifetime, let alone a single day.”
Remy Tumin contributed reporting.
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